Race starts for £75m portable modular homes deal

Grant Prior 5 months ago
Share

A £75m contract is up for grabs for modular homes specialists to design and manufacture houses that can be moved from site-to-site.

The invitation to tender has been issued by PLACE (Pan-London Accommodation Collaborative Enterprise) Ltd – a not-for-profit company committed to tackling homelessness in the capital.

PLACE is looking for precision-manufactured family homes that will have the quality of permanent housing but can be moved from one site to another as required.

Homes will be placed on vacant sites that would otherwise remain underused over the short to medium term.

PLACE will use the modular housing to provide high-quality, local temporary accommodation for people needing a home.

It is the first time UK local authorities have collaborated to acquire modular housing for this purpose.

PLACE is hosted by the London Borough of Tower Hamlets and has an initial target of delivering 200 modular homes across the capital.

Mark Baigent, PLACE Ltd’s Director, said: “Our aim is to challenge and inspire the housing design and construction industry to create an innovative and high-quality product to meet London’s opportunities and needs head-on.

“We want to procure attractive and spacious factory-built homes that can be easily moved from site to site around London.

“We look forward to sharing our vision and seeing what the rapidly growing modular market can offer.”

The winning firm will deliver a mixture of two and three-bedroom family properties.

PLACE will hold a launch event on Wednesday 25 July at 9am at London Borough of Tower Hamlets Council Chambers.

The deadline for submissions of the Expression of Interest Selection Questionnaire is 15 August 2018.

For more information click here

Latest news

EastEnders set rebuild soars £27m over budget

NAO slams BBC for planning failures and procurement delays
2 hours ago

Speedy buys construction training business for £9m

Plant hirer buys Glasgow-based Geason in construction training push
1 hour ago

Spurs stadium delays continue into New Year

Man Utd match will be played at Wembley next month as contractors work through Christmas
2 hours ago

Summer start for £25m Carlisle flood defence plan

Flood defence plan to be revealed three years after storm Desmond hit
14 hours ago

Amco wins Dunbar railway station upgrade

Work to start next summer on new platform and footbridge
15 hours ago

Architects win post-Brexit talent deal

Designers win concessions but construction still in skills turmoil
21 hours ago

Boost your online presence – join the Enquirer Directory

New site for suppliers and buyers showcases products, services and latest stories
7 months ago

Essex contractor collapses after posting record results

Bolt and Heeks Ltd in administratron with 55 job losses
1 day ago

Science park starts contractor hunt for £12m office scheme

Construction work up for grabs on trio of buildings near Liverpool
1 day ago

Hitachi to pull out of £14bn Anglesey nuclear power plant

Hitachi plans for Anglesey nuclear power plant now in doubt
1 day ago

M&E specialist Ameon replaces Imtech on Graham site

Subcontractor steps in to keep project on track
1 day ago

Marshalls to buy rival concrete brick maker

Marshalls to buy Edenhall for up to £17m
1 day ago

Argent gets go-ahead for major Tottenham Hale revamp

Contractor hunt to start soon with construction set to start next summer
2 days ago

Drylining boss banned for tax dodging

Insolvency Service investigators uncover huge CIS and VAT payment discrepancies
2 days ago

£2bn Elephant & Castle shopping centre scheme final go-ahead

Demolition to start after London mayor nods through vast scheme
2 days ago

Modular building specialist goes into administration

Timber accommodation pod maker Carbon Dynamic runs out of cash on major contract
2 days ago

Structural engineer crushed under scaffold tubes

Housing giant and scaffold contractor fined a total of £180,000
2 days ago

Consultant MHBC merges with Cumming

City of London based firm now part of global giant
2 days ago

Crossrail delayed again as costs rise by another £2bn

Mayor attacks previous management team who insisted project was "on time and on budget"
3 days ago

Top housing association hires Lendlease resi chief

Richard Cook will lead Clarion Group's ambitious development plans
3 days ago

UK’s tallest Premier Inn plan in Docklands

Premier Inn books in at 30-storey mixed resi and hotel scheme
2 days ago

Kier wins £45m Cambridge schools campus phase one

Northstowe education campus includes a new 1,800 pupil secondary
2 days ago

Ian Lawson to advise McLaren on growth plans

Former Severfield and Kier boss becomes consultant at expanding contractor
3 days ago

Interserve shares collapse as rescue talks continue

Shares slump to all-time low as firm now worth under £13m
3 days ago

Forrest falls into administration

Construction and housing divisions to cease trading while Engie buys refurb and energy contracts
6 days ago

Wates chief draws up first best behaviour code for private firms

Wates Principles to raise corporate governance standards at private firms
3 days ago

Plan for Bristol Finzels Reach £140m phase 2

Former Avon Fire and Rescue HQ to be transformed with 300 homes and offices
3 days ago

Labour calls for public contract bidding ban on Interserve

Shadow minister demands action to protect taxpayers
3 days ago

£750m East of England framework out for rebid

Construction work to be broken into four project value bands
3 days ago

Lakehouse staff let go as subcontractors quit sites

Workers made redundant and suppliers leaving sites just months after sale
6 days ago

Contractor services